Al-Nakba (“The Catastrophe”) — On May 15, 1948, just 65 years ago Jewish Zionist Militia launched a massive attack on the native inhabitants of Palestine to ethnically cleanse them from their land in order to establish what is now Israel, their Jewish state. Al-Nakba, or what Israel refers to as their ‘War of Independence,’ symbolizes the displacement of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their land. Many fled their homes leaving all their belongings behind in fear of the Jewish militias that massacred those who refused to leave. This day to them. La 7awla wala qowata ella billah.
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”